Re: Ditching Focals
i have the diamond audios that you're talking about, silk tweeter versions. i mostly got them because of the shallow depth in the woofers (not a lot to work with on my car) and i had heard good things about them.
i'm powering them with about 150W to each side and it sounds pretty nice, though i don't know how it is with less power. you're right, the mids can be lacking at times. maybe the shallowness is a factor (?). i really like the tweeters though. don't really feel like i miss much detail in the highs or mids, but then again how would i know if i'm missing it ? in general i like them, but don't LOVE them.
many people seem to hate their sound much more than i do.
my $.02 is that you can probably find better for the same price.
HU: Pioneer Premier DEH-740MP
Components: Diamond s600s
Rears: Diamond m351i
Sub: Image Dynamics IDQ12
Amps: Memphis 16-MC300, 16-MC500D